Morse Park Survey Plan Underway

A house located in the Morse Park Neighborhood.

The City of Lakewood received a State Historical Fund (SHF) grant to develop a Morse Park Survey Plan. The Morse Park neighborhood is located in north Lakewood between Wadsworth and Kipling boulevards and W. Colfax and W. 26th avenues. The neighborhood, like many older neighborhoods in Lakewood, has its roots in agricultural history. That heritage is still evident today with large lots, horse properties and agricultural ditches. This eclectic neighborhood was developed over a period of time and therefore has a number of interesting housing styles and architecture. The goal of the survey plan is to define and prioritize future areas for in-depth analysis. The survey plan will assist with identifying and gathering data on the neighborhood’s historic resources and representative examples of architectural styles in the neighborhood. Front Range Research Associates, Inc., the consultant hired to prepare the survey plan, will be conducting field research as well as archival and background research to gather historic documentation.

Two neighborhood meetings will be held to update the neighborhood on progress and final documentation. Please check back often as the web page will be updated as meetings are scheduled and as the project progresses. 

If you have an interesting story to share, or for more information on this project, contact Holly Boehm, Principal Planner with the City of Lakewood, at holboe@lakewood.org.

View the Windshield Survey Summary results(PDF, 2MB)

View the Morse Park Historic Contexts(PDF, 12MB)

View the Draft Morse Park Survey Plan(PDF, 10MB)

See a map of the survey plan area(JPG, 694KB)
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Funded by a grant from History Colorado State Historical Fund

Community Meeting #1

Held February 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow Street
View the presentation from the February 12th meeting.(PDF, 29MB)